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Old 02-11-2011, 9:41am   #1
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Default What Mods do you have?

we need more c5 threads over here.

post up pics of your mods, from the DIY ones all the way to "i shipped it off and look what came back"


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Old 02-11-2011, 11:52am   #2
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The last mod I did was the black wheels I bought from JWMOTORING seen in the avatar,the look,wifey hates it.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:34am   #3
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Black Motorsport rims, Varam CAI, Bilstein shocks, ss X pipe, tint, tune, track alignment, all synthetic fluids, upgraded ign. wires, partition, sound deadening and lowered on stock bolts.
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Here is one of my entries........The gutter guard Cove Vent Trick. I Went to Home Depot and picked up a piece of the metal mesh gutter guard for $1.89
and a two part epoxy setup for $3.98.
Took the wheels off, loosened up the inner fender. Made a template out of cardboard then cut the gutter guard with a pair of tin snips.
Bent the mesh into the correct position, test fitted then painted it satin black. I used some type of double sided sticky stuff to hold the piece in place until I could get it epoxied. I used the 5 minute set up epoxy, so it set quick and hard in place. I think they turned out great.




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Heres another one I did recently for less than $10. It lights up the area where most of us put the chrome cover for the fuel tank between the exhaust.
Here goes, hope you enjoy!!

Here is the lights as they come out of the pack


Take your tag off


Remove your back up plate assembly


Take out 1 of your tag lights


I ran a long zip tie down from the back plate down the bumper cover


Here you can see the bottom of the bumper cover where the long zip tie came out of the bottom of the cover


Pull the 51" long LED pigtail up to where the tag light is


Cut the wires going to the tag light, and using butt connectors splice the LED lights in line


Tidy the remaining wire up before buttoning everything up


Here is the LED's hanging getting ready to be installed


After wiping down the area for the LED's to be stuck, secure LED's by peeling the backing off and sticking in place


Finished job after only 30 minutes


Another finished shot


Products and equipment to be used for mod
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Old 02-12-2011, 7:23pm   #6
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New Wheels 18 x 9.5 front, 19 x 11 rear


On the lift getting some long tubes installed


Thanks again Jeff <Shrek> for letting us play at your place that day!!!
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2003 Convertible:

As it came to me:
Tinted windows
Blackout kit
Z06 suspension: shocks/springs/swaybars
Spec3+ clutch
Fidanza Alum flywheel
Z06 Wheels
Kumho MX tires
Stainless steel brake lines
Hawk HPS pads
TPIS headers
SLP Loudmouth mufflers
Vararam air intake
160 deg thermostat
Ported TB
MSD wires
Dyno tune

I added few more creature comforts:
HIDS
Hurst Shifter
Replaced floor mats
Replaced missing cargo compartment covers
Added rear cargo mat
Trunk popper
Trunk lid liner
Z06 FRC covers
Catch can



And Jake

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Old 02-13-2011, 10:14am   #8
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Mods by me since May 2010:
1) Fixed OEM Head unit that was missing knob
2) Fixed non-locking door lock(Bakersfield method)
3) Replaced GY run flats with Bridgestone 050A run flats
4) New Lloyd c5 duel logo mats – Black/Millennium Yellow
5) Steering wheel decal- Millennium Yellow
6) Corsa Pace car Tiger tip exhaust with Corsa x-pipe
7) CCA Black Oil Catch Can
8) IPod/Iphone cable system with OEM head unit
9) Replaced 3.5" tweeters with JBL units
10) Vararam intake with Power Duct
11) Battery well cover made from CF template(Millennium Yellow)
12) Added yellow valve cover stripes and lettering under the hood
13) Zanio the entire car several times and many coats
14) Millennium Yellow center console pad added
15) Added a Window valet
16) Painted brake calipers gloss black
17) Replaced OEM rotors with slotted and drilled rotors and hawk pads
18) Replaced OEM gray lug nut covers with chrome covers
19) installed power antenna cut off switch
20) Tail light seals installed
21) Lowered the height all the way on stock bolts
22) Removed trunk C5 logo but had to buy a replacement to replace it
23) Va. Speed Tune
24) Racemesh Z06 black powder coated fog light/intake grilles added
25) Cleaned under hood liner with Amour All Tire Foam
26) CAGs skip shift added but later tuned out
27) Installed both types front license plate covers(a Millennium Yellow blank and a MY plate surround) Now I'm running with no front plate...
28) Replaced driver's side electrochromatic mirror glass
29) Black Fangs
30) CLB installed
31) Phantom C5 shift knob in leather with C5 logo
32) Added black pool ball shifter knob
33) Beltronics STI Driver Radar detector
34) Corvettemods radar detector mount
35) Smart power cords from the inside rearview mirror
36) Rocking seat fixed on driver’s side
37) Cut off 1” off stock C5 shifter height
38) Installed heated seats in both driver and passenger sides
39) Installed RPI yellow covers on radiator reservoir and windshield washer tank
40) Yellow C5 door decals on the door thresholds
41) New "YELOC5" Virginia license plate
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Barry that looks pretty cool,been wanting to do something like that and now ya made me have to do it!
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Old 02-14-2011, 2:09pm   #10
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I like my relocated gas filler

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I like my relocated gas filler

oh! you win originality. ive never seen that. very interesting. i think i like it
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I like my relocated gas filler

Crap! Were you also the one that did the fender flares on his own? If so, I remember those threads from CF. Man, that was nice work.

As for me, 2000 MY M6 coupe.

Halltech Stinger intake
Corsa Pace Car exhaust with Pro tips
Kook's Custom long tube headers

Still want to do skip-shift fix, shifter replacement and HID bulbs. Maybe lower it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 9:18am   #13
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I'll play. The car has been kept understated and extremely mild even with 577 normally aspirated HP at the wheels and 530 RWT. Low end torque makes the car a dream to drive. It's entirely schizophrenic. Mild just driving around and violently quick when it's time to play.








Mods

Engine - By Virginia Speed

Darton Sleeved LS2 427
WCCH Stage 3 L92 heads
Custom Cam by Va Speed
Modified FAST 102
Nick Williams 107mm Throttle Body
Custom Fuel Rails and Aeromotive FP Regulator
Modified GMPP Valve Covers
Yella Terra Ultralight Rockers
Morel Link Bar Lifters
Hidden Coils
Custom 4 inch Downtube CAI Intake
DeWitts Radiator with Oil Cooler
ECS Front Cradle Assembly
All braided stainless steel hoses with AN fittings
Tuned by Ed Hutchings at VA Speed


Exhaust

American Racing 1 7/8 Long Tubes with Hi-Flow cats
LG Big 3 catback
DMH low profile electric cutouts

Drive Train

Spec 3+ Clutch with Aluminum Flywheel
Tick Master Cylinder
Z06 Torque Tube, M12 Transmission and Z06 differential with hardened shafts.
ECS Trans/Diff Brace
Tunnel Plate

Suspension

LG GT2 Coilovers
PFADT Street/Track Sway Bars
Custom Alignment

Brakes

Bear Plus 2 Eradispeed Rotors
Carbotech 1521 pads

Wheels

CCW SP500's 18x10 and 19x13
Michelin PS2's 275x35 and 345x30

Interior

Corbeau A4 Seats - all leather with lumbar support
Down South Vettes Custom Steering Wheel
Vette Essentials Console, Armrests, shifter and brake boot
Dual A Pillar Pod with WB AFR and Fuel Pressure Gauges
Lloyd Mats
30% Tint on sides and limo tint on the back window
Window Valet
CCA pedals
HVAC Neons by JW
Pillar mount WB AFR and Fule Pressure gauges




Sound System

Double Din Center Bezel
Kenwood 8140 Head Unit
JL 10w30 Sub in Stealth Box
JL ZR650 Csi in the doors - Tweeters behind door latches
Crossovers in glove box
JL HD600 amp
Dynamat

Body

MCM Carbon Fiber Hood
Tiger Shark Nose
ACS Rear Spoiler
ACP Side Skirts
Lewis Five Rear Quarters
Z06 Rear Brake Ducts
Tinted HALO LED Tail Lights
Clear Front Corners
Clear Rear Side Lights
PIAA 1100 Driving Lights
Robbins Top
Covered Lower Rear Facia

WOW! This is the first time I've actually written them down. I'm sure there are a bunch more but these are the ones I remember quickly.

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-Tint
-QTP cutouts
-1 3/4 American Racing headers
-Tunnel plate
-Corsa Exhaust
-Microsuede lower door panels, knee bolster, glove box
-black/tan sport seats -- from the 'barn'
-painted fuel rail covers
-Double Din setup (Double D Mods) + new speakers, tweeters and amp (note: need to stop BS'ing and ask WKMCD to help me finish the install one day)
-Pfadt Inverted shocks
-6 strobe light setup
-HID projection lamps (JW Motoring)


'I dropped the car off and they (GB) .... "
Shaved door handles and front and rear emblems
wetsanded/polished/buffed the car.

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Just let me know when you want to finish but you'd better hurry...coming into golf season.
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Just let me know when you want to finish but you'd better hurry...coming into golf season.
Coming into golf season as my snowboarding season is winding down.
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Old 02-26-2011, 7:06pm   #17
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RPM stage II 342 rearend
C6 Z06 suspension
C5 ZO6 Wheels
Vararam CDI
Corsa Indy's
HID lights all around

I had just got these seats from DJ motor sports on CF but traided the car in before I got them installed. C5 emblem with the Texas flag instead of the regular flag



I miss my car.
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Old 03-04-2011, 9:58am   #18
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Too many to list here and too many pics.

See my web site...
Mark's 2004 Corvette Z06

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